Now the Petro-Bag is Obsolete: a 15 minute solution to dog poop

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Pooper Scooper created out of ubiquitous yogurt container by Create Plenty

Step One-Bucket: Find a 32 oz or larger sized yogurt container with a lid.

Step Two-Handle: Poke two holes close together on each side near the top of the container and affix twine or other sturdy string.

Step Three-Scoop/Lid: Make a slit in the lid and poke the handle of a sizeable scooper through it. A plastic slotted spoon will do. Buy a metal or wooden one to replace the plastic one. It may be tainting your food.

Step Four-Use: Walk your doggy. Use the scooper bucket as necessary. When you return home, dispose of poo in a newspaper and toss in the trash. No need to preserve dog waste for posterity by using plastic. If there’s anything future generations or species don’t need to deduce from our era, it’s that we were religious preservationists of dog poop. Anyone know if you can flush dog feces down the toilet?

Step Five (optional): Comment and let us know how it worked for you.

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4 Responses to “Now the Petro-Bag is Obsolete: a 15 minute solution to dog poop”

  1. Wes Boyd Says:

    I love it!

    If this is from the conversation we had at the Cully Collective Market (shameless plug) then I am truly impressed! You guys don’t take long to put your ideas into action.

    As to your down the toilet question, there are ways to compost it. You DON’T want to flush it. As it is, our sewer system is already overloaded with pathogens and poisons that go right back to our drinking water. The solution in the link below is from Canada, and should make you guys happy with its “handmade” style.

    http://www.cityfarmer.org/petwaste.html

    I really hope to see Create Plenty at next year’s market. You are an asset to the community!

  2. Mary Says:

    What about cleaning and reusing the container and spoon?

  3. Deborah Says:

    The idea is to reuse the poo bucket, right? So, try lining the container with paper (newspaper, used paper towel, etc.) before the trip. Then removing the poo will be easier and you won’t need to use water to clean the bucket.

  4. Charlie Says:

    Dog poop is perfectly fine to flush down the toilet.

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